Neapolitan Mastiff


Sumerian dog from 2100 B.C.E., courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum. Can dog breeders -- better yet, should dog breeders -- try to replicate this ancient Molosser?
The creator of the American Molossus seeks to re-create the ancient guard dog of Mesopotamia. The effort has garnered a lot of media headlines -- and not a little controversy.

Boerboel registrations were on the upswing in 2018, along with many other Molosser breeds.
On the American Kennel Club's newly released list of its most popular breeds for 2018, most Molossers either maintained their rankings, or in some cases even moved up.
A fascinating visual look at the maturation process in the Neapolitan Mastiff.
The docking of tails and cropping of ears are all but extinct in certain parts of Europe. Are U.S. breeders feeling the pinch?
Sighthound enthusiast Rhoda Winter Russell explains her unlikely love affair with the Neapolitan Mastiff.
More than a quarter-century after his death, revisiting Mario Querci of Ponzano fame, one of the world's most influential mastinari.
Massimo Inzoli visits the London Museum to find Molosserdom’s Holy Grail.
The Cane Corso and Neapolitan Mastiff fanciers are in a tug-of-war over ancient images, with each arguing they reflect their respective breed.
Columnist Bas Bosch on the most operatic of the Molossers: the Neapolitan Mastiff.
In this brilliant essay, Molosser expert Bas Bosch explains how wrinkling can be a bellwether for hypertype in the Molosser breeds.

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